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  • Galesburg Teachers May Soon Strike >

    7-29-14 Picket The Galesburg Education Association says contract negotiations with the School District have largely "failed."   What will be the teachers' next move?  Will they go on strike?  Stay tuned to WGIL for all the details.  We'll also keep you covered on Facebook, and here on WGIL.com.   CLICK HERE to read the Read More
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Local News Highlights

  • Not Guilty Plea in Felony Sex Case >

    A Galesburg man has entered a not guilty plea to felony charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a young girl -- prosecutors say -- within the last year. 53-year-old William Hickman, Senior entered the not guilty plea yesterday through his public defender, to charges of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Galesburg Police Detective Kevin Legate testified yesterday that the now-nine-year-old Read More
  • Man Enters Plea to Hotel Battery >

    A Galesburg man has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of attacking two men in a local hotel room over a month ago. 33-year-old Kenwaun Murray made the plea yesterday in Knox County Circuit Court through Public Defender Karl Johnson to multiple charges of Aggravated Battery. Murray had faced a Class-X felony charge of Armed Robbery among others, but Read More
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty to Armed Robbery >

    A Galesburg man could go to trial as soon as September on charges accusing him of holding up a man at gunpoint earlier this year. 19-year-old Kedrick Dickerson made the plea through his public defender yesterday on charges including Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and another robbery count targeting the elderly or disabled. Dickerson wasn't arrested until earlier this month. Galesburg Read More
  • PZ Commission Recommends Subdivision For Cannabis Cultivation >

    A company interested in cultivating medical cannabis in Galesburg may be one step closer. The business - which remains nameless - has purchased land in the 1500 block of South Henderson Street. In order to operate a medical cannabis facility in compliance with state law, however, the land needed to be subdivided. The reason was that a portion of the land was Read More
  • GEA Rallies Hundreds, Intent-to-Strike Permission Sought >

    Picket2 In what may be a preview of things to come, the Galesburg Education Association was hosting an informational picket, Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds gathered on the front lawn and sidewalk of Galesburg High School in support of reaching a contract settlement. The GEA and the District 205 Board of Education have been in mediation for some time, but the current multi-year agreement Read More
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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 7/30/14 >

    The state tournament is underway for the top six American Legion baseball teams in Illinois. Among that group is Galesburg Post 285, which is paired up against Fairview Heights in this afternoon's opening round. Galesburg enters the tournament with a mark of 33-15, while Fairview is 32-9.   Read More
  • Local Sports 7/28/14 >

    The baseball season continues into another week for the Galesburg American Legion team. Fresh off of their title at the Third Division tournament last week in Jerseyville, Post 285 will begin play on Wednesday at the State Tournament in Arlington Heights. Galesburg's first opponent in the 6-team, double-elimination tournament will be Fairview Heights from the Fifth Division--St. Louis area. Fairview Read More
  • Local Sports 7/25/14 >

    The opponent has changed, but the destination remains the same for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team. Post 285 is headed for the state tournament next week in Arlington Heights, but instead of playing the hosts, they will now open with the winner in the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Galesburg head coach Steve Cheeseman reported Read More
  • Local Sports 7/24/14 >

    The Galesburg Post 285 American Legion baseball team is looking for its ninth-straight win today, as they battle Peoria in the championship matchup at the Division 3 Tournament in Jerseyville. Galesburg enters the day's action with a record of 32-15, while Peoria is 20-7, following yesterday's 10-7 win over East Moline. A win by Galesburg would give them the title, Read More
  • Local Sports 7/23/14 >

    A trip to the St. Louis Zoo was on the agenda today for the Galesburg American Legion baseball team, as they enjoyed a day off at the Third Division Tournament in Jerseyville. Post 285 earned the free time by defeating Peoria 6-to-2 in last evening's winner's bracket game. Cal Morling went the distance to get the pitching victory, as he Read More
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